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PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with over 200,000 members in the United States. The Twin Cities Chapter is proud to serve the metro area through support of LGBT individuals. United, we can make a difference in someone’s life by moving equality forward.

Events & Meetings

PFLAG Twin Cities in July

Queer Youth and Social Media
   
We want to help parents understand how social media sites work for (and against) their LGBTQ children.Young people need the internet to engage with others, and in many cases, to be totally anonymous while exploring social media. We want to empower parents to be able to keep their kids safe without violating their privacy.

Elise Bargman will explain today’s social media favored by LGBTQIA youth.

Elise Bargman is a recent graduate of St. Louis Park High School, where she served as president of the Gender Sexuality Alliance (formerly the Gay-Straight Alliance) for three years. She has led two school staff professional development trainings about supporting LGBTQ students, and is currently lobbying the school board to pass a policy to protect transgender students. Additionally, she was an intern at OutFront Minnesota and the cohost of the 2015 MN GSA Network Youth Summit. She will be attending Grinnell College in the fall.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
 
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.
 
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In addition to the meetings and in person support groups, 
PFLAG Twin Cites also hosts an online support chat room each Wednesday evening from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Just log into:
https://www.wireclub.com/chat/room/lgtbq_pflag_support_

Everyone is welcome to join in for support and comradery.

 

Join PFLAG Twin Cities for Pride

Happy Pride!
PFLAG Twin Cities invites you to walk with us in the Minneapolis, Gay Pride Parade on this Sunday, June 25th.
This year PFLAG Twin Cities is unit #68 (out of 144 units) and we will be gathering on the northwest corner of 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue South in downtown Minneapolis at 10:00 am.
We will have a decorated car to walk beside and we will have signs and rainbow umbrellas for you to use if you would like.  Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
The parade will progress west on 3rd Street, south on Hennepin Avenue, and end at Loring Park where the Pride Festival will be taking place.
We hope you can join us!
Pride parade line up location

PFLAG Twin Cities partners with 3M for a June event

PFLAG Twin Cities partners with 3M for a special June Pride event!
   
This year for the Pride celebration in Minneapolis, PFLAG Twin Cities is partnering with 3M on a very special project to promote and celebrate the love, understanding, and support of parents for their LGBTQ children.
On Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30 pm, 3M representatives will be at the monthly PFLAG meeting to take photo portraits and/or video clips of parents proclaiming support of their LGBTQ children.  The photos and videos will be mixed in with other visuals and displayed at the Twin Cities Pride Festival in Loring Park on June 24 & 25.
LGBTQIA persons are welcome to attend the meeting, but the real focus will be on the parents who wish to express pride and support of their LGBTQ loved ones.
PFLAG invites you to share in this wonderful show of pride by taking part in this special project and continue the example of loving support started by Jeanne Manford, the founder of PFLAG, when she marched in her first Pride Parade 45 years ago.
Date changed from June 20th to the 13th!
 
Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
(Photo/video participation is optional)
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm following the event.

 

May at PFLAG Twin Cities

PFLAG Twin Cities will hold their May meeting/program and support groups on:
Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
 
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.
 
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In addition to the meetings and in person support groups, 
PFLAG Twin Cites also hosts an online support chat room each Wednesday evening from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Just log into:
https://www.wireclub.com/chat/room/lgtbq_pflag_support_

Everyone is welcome to join in for support and comradery.
 

PFLAG Twin Cities event for March

Quatrefoil Library: A History & How to Be Involved
Quatrefoil Library is one of the oldest GLBT Libraries in the United States. The library started in Feb 4,  1986. They reside at 1220 E. Lake St in the Spirit On Lake Apartment Building in Minneapolis. With Nearly 2800 feet there is a lot of home to house the 15,000 books and 7,000 books for checkout by members.
The name of the library, Quatrefoil was taken from the book Quatrefoil by James Barr in 1950, showing a portrayal of homosexuals in a positive light. In the early 70′s the two founders of the library, David Irwin and Dick Hewetson began collecting gay themed books and housed them in their linen closet.  They eventually open a library so others could benefit from their books.
With over 30 years in existence, the library is run totally by volunteers. Much of the inventory in the library comes from folks who donate their unwanted GLBT books to the library.
The library has its own website: https://www.qlibrary.org and is on Facebook.  If you would like more information on the library or have a question, comment, please send
 an email to: info@qlibrary.org
 
Howard Maki, 60 is a transplant to Mpls from a small, rural community in NE MN, about 50 miles north of Duluth. He moved to the Twin Cities in Sept of 2014 and joined the library as a volunteer in Jan of 2015, being on the Board Of Directors. A short time later, he became the Programming Chair in July of 2015. On Jan of 2016 he took over the position of Volunteer Coordinator. He strives to get more programming into the library and is looking to get the word out to more people about the library.

 

Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
 
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.

PFLAG Twin Cities February meeting.

PFLAG twin Cities will be presenting:  Parents of LGBTQ children tell their stories.
 
Learn how they dealt with coming out, acceptance, and more! 
Marsha Partington is the proud parent of a 25 year old FTM who initially came out as a lesbian at 15 years old while an in-patient treatment for an eating disorder.  It has been quite the journey and during the last 10 years, Marsha has become an outspoken advocate for the queer community.  She went back to school a few years ago, and got her masters in Addiction Counseling at Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction studies.  Her first job in the  addiction counseling field was at Pride Institute Residential treatment center in Eden Prairie where she implemented and facilitated a transgender support group meeting weekly.  Marsha also went through cultural competency counselor training and now specializes in LGBTQ issues and is presenting at conferences nation-wide on how to provide trauma informed care for gender non-conforming and trans* clients to other clinicians.
Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
 
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.

Change to the January 17, 2017 PFLAG meeting

Due to a sudden illness our scheduled speaker has to cancel the Tuesday program on the history of the Quatrefoil Library.
 
PFLAG twin Cities will now be presenting:
 
My story as a parent of LGBTQ children.
 
Ed Tully will speak about his experience as a parent of a transgender and gay children, focusing on his transgender daughter and the events leading up to and about her  suicide.
  
Ed Tully
Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
 
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.

December 20th PFLAG meeting

 Daring to Overcome: A Coming Out Story
Jon shares his story of coming out as a gay man in Ohio. Throughout his journey, he experienced homophobic family issues, struggles with pastors, conversion therapy, and workplace discrimination. Come hear why he decided to make the move to Minnesota and how he overcame those experiences.
Jon grew up in Ohio, where he earned degrees in Zoology and Environmental Science.  He pursued graduate school in Nebraska, studying paleontology with a focus on climate change.  Since attending school, he has held many unique positions, including a wildlife naturalist, an environmental event planner, a water quality educator, and is currently working to find a cure for cancer as a clinical researcher.  In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, fitness, and bird watching.
Tuesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416
 
Support groups will be held at 7:30 pm directly following the program.

 

November meeting at PFLAG Twin Cities

When a child comes out, often times the parents go into the closet.  This is due to a number of factors. Come learn more about coming out, how it affects the family and those who are connected with the individual who came out.
We will provide some tips for how to handle different situations and provide a series of resources that will help you on your journey through the process.
Come hang out with other parents and friends of the LGBTQ community, along with some LGBTQ people as well!  Maybe you have questions around how to handle certain situations, or how to be supportive.  We will have an open Q&A period as well.  There will also be confidential support groups following the presentation.
Lynn Marie Hill will be presenting. Lynn is a current board member for PFLAG Twin Cities and serves as secretary.  Lynn has been active in the LGBTQ community for over 23 years.  Lynn has served as Co-Chair of the PRIDE network for Ameriprise Financial, and also helped develop the Safe Place program there.  The Safe Place program is a class where employees learn how to behave appropriately in the workplace as it relates to LGBTQ people and appropriate terminology and ways they can provide support to the community. Over 1800 people have received this training to-date.
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November 15, 2016
Program 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Support groups 7:30 – 8:45 pm.
Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55418

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WHY SHOULD I DONATE TO PFLAG TWIN CITIES?

First, by donating you become a member of PFLAG Twin Cities. As a member of PFLAG, you enable us to expand our work to keep families together, educate the public and advocate for equal rights and fair treatment for LGBT people and their families. Learn more about the programs and services your contributions make possible.

We are also offering a way for your loved ones to connect with people for support, friendship and to share together in this journey.

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Contact Us

PFLAG Twin Cities meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30 pm and are held at:

Union Congregational Church
3700 Alabama Avenue South
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Our mailing address is:
PFLAG Twin Cities
Box 19290
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Email: admin@pflagtc.com

Phone: 612.825.1660

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